Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder of Bruges, London, and Antwerp
Utrecht, Haentjens, Dekker & Gumbert, 1971
(26 cm), 86 (6) pp., plus frontispiece, 60 illustrations on 21 leaves (1 folding). Publisher’s brown cloth. - Primarily concerned with the book illustration of Gheeraerts, of which the charming illustrations to Aesop are most familiar. Hodnett here identifies Gheeraerts as the artist responsible for the etchings which illustrate Jan van der Noot’s Het Theatre, published in London in 1568 in Dutch and French editions; as the designer of the woodcut illustrations for Stephen Bateman’s A Christall Glasse, published in 1569; and Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotlande and Irelande, published in 1577. Contains a “Handlist of works” (pp.68-73). ¶ Excellent copy.